I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.
Joel 2:28 NLT
We are a passive generation, we are easily discouraged and depressed by our circumstances. In the following quote, A. W. Tozer calls on us to be spiritually determined to press into God. He encourages us to get past our difficulties and thank the Lord in the midst of our trials. Tozer reminds that as we seek God in the pressures of life, we will experience a fresh and ever deeper revelations of God.
Pray on, fight on, sing on. Do not underrate anything God may have done for you heretofore. Thank God for everything up to this point, but do not stop here. Press on into the deep things of God. Insist upon tasting the profounder mysteries of redemption. Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. If you thus “follow after,” heaven will surely be opened to you and you will, with Ezekiel, see visions of God.
A. W. Tozer, The Root of the Righteous, Chapter 15.